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From Building Happy to Bankruptcy Blues: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads

Nov. 4, 2022
Read our Top 10 list, as selected by the IndustryWeek manufacturing community.

This week's top reads at IndustryWeek.com have a decidedly talent-based focus. The UAW calling for a union election at Ultium Cells, entry-level manufacturing workers sharing their top reasons to stay with a company, and GM building happier employees are three of the most-read pieces in the past seven days. 

Of course, these examples are merely a sample of the great reads at IndustryWeek.com. Here is our weekly Top 10 list:   

Stellantis China Jeep Joint Venture to File for Bankruptcy: Unlike German rival Volkswagen, which sold three million cars in China last year, Stellantis has never broken through there.

General Motors Builds Happier Employees with Additive Manufacturing: Creating parts for cars and tools for humans.

How Is Your State Advocating for Manufacturing? A strong public/private partnership can help propel growth

'What It Took to Get Us to Stay': Entry Level Manufacturing Workers Speak Up: The top reasons for staying with a company include pay, training and schedules.

Elevating Apprenticeships—and Other Ways for the US to Think Bigger on Talent: We need to consider reforms to aspects of our education system.

Is That Big Idea Worth Pursuing? Three manufacturers share their innovation tales and hard-earned lessons.

UAW Alleges Intentional Delay, Calls for Union Election at Ultium Cells Battery Factory: In a statement, the UAW said the GM-LG Energy Solution joint venture is dragging its feet to recognize union representation.

Manufacturing Growth Slows to Two-Year Low: The Institute for Supply Management’s key indicator for manufacturing growth slipped to 50.2% in October.

Survey: CFOs’ Attitudes Shift to Risk Management Over Growth: Automotive and transportation executives polled by U.S. Bank are most likely to lay off workers in the coming quarters.

IW U.S. 500: Top Electrical Equipment and Appliances Manufacturers: We didn't set out to make a list where every company was a least a century old, but it turns out that the electrical and appliance manufacturers that laid the groundwork for the U.S. manufacturing boom of the 1900s are mostly still dominating that field.

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